The 26TH Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon Hits Zuma Beach
MALIBU, Calif., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — On September 16, 2012, Zuma Beach will be bustling with athletes, celebrities, and supporters preparing for the Nautica Malibu Triathlon. In its 26(th) year, competitors will swim, bike and run to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Pediatric Cancer Research Program.
At 7:15 a.m., the Classic Distance Race will begin with a half-mile ocean swim in the Pacific Ocean, an 18-mile bike ride and four-mile run through Zuma Beach.
Proceeds from the Nautica Malibu Triathlon will benefit the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Last year, the event raised more than $1.1 million with the help of celebrity participants including Ed Helms, Rainn Wilson and Jon Cryer.
“The Nautica Malibu Triathlon continues to raise more money due in part to the amazing participants and sponsors,” said Michael Epstein, president of Michael Epstein Sports Productions, Inc. “We are thrilled to know how our contributions have helped so many in need and anticipate the upcoming race.”
“Last year’s Nautica Malibu Triathlon was a resounding success and we are looking forward to raising more money for the incredible research done by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles,” said Karen Murray, President of Nautica.
Dedicated to curing and preventing childhood cancers, the Pediatric Cancer Research Program at CHLA provides groundbreaking treatments and therapies for children with some of the most life-threatening cancers.
“All the money raised from the Nautica Malibu Triathlon allows the medical research done at CHLA to make new and important advances in diagnosing and treating pediatric cancer,” said Stuart E. Siegel, MD, Director of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Professor of Pediatrics at USC’s Keck School of Medicine. “The patients, parents and staff at CHLA are so thankful for the athletes’ efforts and support as the discoveries we make impact the lives of thousands of children with cancer throughout the world.”
The Nautica Malibu Triathlon is comprised of two races including the Herbalife International Distance Race on Saturday, September 15(th), where participants race through a 1.5K swim, 40K bike course and 10K run along the sands of Zuma Beach and the Classic Distance Race on Sunday, September 16(th). Event-goers can also participate in the Nautica Kids Run, Tot Trot, and enjoy games at the Fun Zone.
For event details and more information on the Nautica Malibu Triathlon, please visit www.nauticamalibutri.com.
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